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When its your mother and the woman that raised you, it becomes difficult to just distance yourself, especially at that age.
1 year, 6 months ago on Alabama Basketball Player Devonta Pollard’s Trial Set For August; Formally Charged In Kidnapping Case
Well, I would think there was more to the involvement than whats listed up above. The various reports are all kinda scattered as to just what he knew and was present for. Knowing a crime is happening is not conspiracy to committ, nor is dropping a person off at a hotel. The person talking to him about doing something crazy...thats not an admission or statement as to what specifically they are doing. So far, he is seemingly only guilty by association and maybe of not being a good sammaritan and reporting the incident to police if he knew more.
If you really believe that, then I have farm land to sell you. The Drug policy is the same no matter what you get caught for. Whether it be MJ or steroids. If they were merely being forward thinking about MJ, they would just not test for it, nothing out there says that they have too. The NCAA is moreso on the look out for the latter (PEDs) and will itself come down harder if found out. But such things are hardly ever found out due to the nature of most schools hiding behind privacy laws. That last bit is not so much towards LSU as it is towards College football in general. Pro Football is not much better on this front but they are trying in some was at least.
1 year, 6 months ago on UGA Starting Safety Could Miss Opener Due To Pot Incident; Time For A Uniform SEC Drug Policy
I wonder if Les Miles will acknowledge that LSU's choice for a very lenient Drug policy gives his team an 'unfair' advantage.
One big reason is that the TV networks would balk abit. The LSU Florida affair is a favored game amongst CBS and ESPN. To lose is and put nothing of equal value in place would be troublesome. Also many want to see both arkansas and South Carolina continue their success beyond the first and only coaches to have sustained success at those schools (Petrino and Spurrier).
1 year, 6 months ago on SEC Commish Opens Up About Scheduling On Eve Of Spring Meetings
I am not sure how a recent winning streak amounts to homecoming. Are LSU fans that scared they will never again see the promise land of an NC. That the further removed from Saban's reign they go the further from a chance at glory they go? TN will pick itself back up, stop sniffling on the matter. Florida fans did not do this when Bama was down and TN was winning the NC.
1 year, 7 months ago on Shortsighted Pundits Suggest The SEC Dump Permanent Rivals
@Marchrevin Still does not change the fact that they did not beat Bama in those years when they needed to. Nothing about playing Florida changed what LSU needed to do and did not get accomplished. And the article shows that LSU had its years to capitalize on a strong Tenn time frame. They fact that they were incapable of doing so because they themselves were not that good, is once again no ones fault but their own. Bama was not complaining about a strong Tenn team then, so stop complaining about a so so Florida team now.
That is like me saying that they 'should' have wonthe Texas A&M game after making that comeback and being right in the red zone or the rare fumble mishap. Things is Bama did make those mistakes, and Texas A&M's mistakes did happen but they survived them, therefore they won. Same in the LSU and Georgia game. Bama won, end of story.
1 year, 7 months ago on Urban Meyer On Alabama: “Should Have Lost Three Games”
Well if you eliminate Florida LSU you can likely take money off the ESPN/CBS contracts. But beyond that, making the above group into one division does what exactly? Your LSU cries will still be heard as it means they would likely have to go into a division with Florida or the like. There is no fair. Things are never going to be permanently fair. Cross division games are not LSU's problems. as I said before they are losing games within their division and thats their issue. Your Plan B up above would do nothing to help LSU over the recent spate they are complaining about. It would however help South Carolina, but South Carolina's permanent opponent is not an issue for them, they don't like their recent rotating opponents.
Refer to the article above. Miles and the pundits are living in the right now and only now world. They have not farsight whatsoever. for Miles its understandable, he needs to win today, for everyone else I cannot understand the logic. Oregon, Arkansas, and West Virginia are all programs that do not have built in talent pipelines yet were successful, even if short term thus far in Arkansas's case. TN has never needed the same pipeline as Florida or Southern Cal, its name brand allows it to recruit at a high level when the coach is right.
I should also mention that this does not in anyway address the issue of not seeing or playing certain teams for years at a time. It will in fact likely worsen it at times. However something has to give. going to a nine game slate could compensate for such as with everything else. The above is mainly to resolve issues of parity and transparancy in the scheduling model.
My idea is to just go to an NFL model for the rotating games. The top team in the East and West face each other the next year, aka the SEC champ game is a rematch the following year and you go down the line from that. 2v2, 3v3, and so forth. Two issues emerge from this however that have to get resolved.
1) Something it would result it teams playing twice if the match pair two permanent rivals. in that case you alternate the ranking just slightly such as two 2v3 matches in place of the 2v2 matches.
2) Teams will complain about nto being able to even out Home and Away games. The B1G solved this issue for us. On odd numbered years the East would be Home, on even numbered years the West teams would be home. That way each two year rotation balances out.
With this the top teams in the league will get a tough match up for the following year, supposedly. The truth is that in any given year teams rise and fall so quickly that nothing is certain, however the method of choosing teams becomes much more transparant.
I agree with what your saying here. When I read the article from Hayes I just thought it was a national columnist not getting it, the Scarbinksy article however was very dissapointing. I thought he would know better. This latest LSU whine fest on the matter is just out of hand at this point. The truth is as I look over the recent history, nothing changes for LSU's post season if you used only the divisional rankings. They have lost to Western opponents, namely Bama in each of the years that they did not get to, or lost in, the BCS NC. If they just beat Alabama when they needed to, it would not be an issue. And was it the SEC schedule that caused them to have to face Bama again in New Orleans and get drubbed? When South Carolina complains, I get it, they are beating Georgia and getting hosed cause of who they play in the west. But thats not whats happening to LSU.
Well, no telling how Davis meant it. But I am not sure that I can say Mark May's words were over the top or too strong. However I would hope before he made them that he was better informed as to th nature of Davis's comments than the rest of us. Could be that Saban and Davis have a relationship that allows for the occasional barb. However making public national level comments that are non flattering at the least about your former boss who made nothing be positive public comments about you seems distasteful to me.
1 year, 7 months ago on ESPN’s May Blasts Gator Assistant That Blasted Tide’s Saban
@ConnGator @JarrenBlake Many would, if it does happen you can believe that they will get in over even a 1 loss SEC team. Not saying I would agree with it or not, but it would happen. However, UK cannot use the conference as a scapegoat not to go out and ball, period. If Vandy and Ole Miss do not, neither does UK. Also they played Kentucky, and won, and its an early season game. So the grind of the SEC was not a factor in determining who won that game and was the better team. You can say Lousiville did not have the SEC slate, but they also lacked the SEC resources. There is no reason for the Kentucky program to have fallen behind like is has, save for bad coaching. My opinion is that a UK type school should schedule abit mroe competitively Out of Conference early in the year. If you take out some name teams in other conferences, even if just mid level teams, then you show that your not a doormat. Maybe you struggle in SEC but abroad you have some teeth.
1 year, 7 months ago on UK’s Barnhart Against A 9-Game Schedule
Someone check Seth Emerson's medication. his solution to UGA's reluctance to play a 9 game schedule is to shit Bama and Auburn to the East with Missouri adn Vandy going to the west??? Listen I get that UGA is worried about loosing home games, but that money can be made up and the Florida Game does not HAVE to be a nuetral site game or the like. But the above change would destroy parity in the two divisions. SEC East of Bama, Aub, UGA, Tenn, USC, Florida, and Kentucky...poor Kentucky. No need to worry about home games. Your abysmal records will keep fans at home after a time. And who wants to let Saban into Georgia and Florida yearly?
1 year, 7 months ago on SEC Headlines 5/9/2013
The biggest issue in all thsi for Kentucky is that Louisville with Charlie Strong is getting it done. the went out and got an out of state QB phenom in Teddy Bridgewater, they have been coached up to play better all aroud football. And now they are winning games and going into an expected good year. Sure, they could flop, but that will not take away last year's success and Sugar Bowl victory. And this is a team located IN the state of Kentucky that did not have to give up or loss anything off of their high level Basketball program to do it.
Left and Right are both equally guilty of the above train of thought. By dealing in absolutes about the positions of the Left and the Right your making that plain as day. So lets keep it about sports and not divisive politics.
1 year, 7 months ago on Sanctioning Schools For Dimwit Fans? It’s Hard To Police Thought
Someone working in the PA booth played "Son of a Preacher Man" and infamously "Take the Money and Run" while Cam was working out on field before the game. Employee was fired afterwards.
Just too dangerous of a hire. He wins, I get it, but he has made a loser out of every program that has dealt with him. And for ADs its not about winning, its about keeping their position, much like in politics. The whole Gene Chizik firing is overblown, it means only so much that he won that BCS title because when you look at his complete body of work, the recent 3-9 season is not the aberration, that title season is. And the 8-5 season preceding it had much more to do with lucky breaks than anything else. The Miss State game was razor thin and it was not the only one. Add to that numerous other factors that one can get into and it becomes a bit more understandable why it happened so soon.
There are other names and other good coaches out there, that top level programs like Tennessee should be gunning for and not need a Petrino hire. Heck just as easily go for Art Briles or Rich Rod(Only 1 yr at Arz St will make that difficult though). For Kentucky its something to think about, I grant you that. But so is the Cincinnati coach that could be looking to move to a more stable conference with the Big East constantly on the rocks.
2 years ago on SEC Athletic Directors: Time To Hold Your Nose, Hire Petrino